“J” appears to represent “special cases of batchloaded records” that have been “deleted by the institution that created them.” “British Libr. Group Batchload” created the record, so they must have been responsible for entering the “J.”

Deleted from what is the question—perhaps in this case the “J” is only stating local BLGB practice. The record appears normal in the LC shelflist.

This is what happens when Martha Watson’s advice (below) is ignored.  ☺

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From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Richard Amelung
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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] J level record?


I'm thinking that "J" is withdrawn from LC, but not from OCLC or the CONSER database.   Isn't that it?   "J" for them; anything you want it to be for you?


On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 11:52 AM, Benjamin A Abrahamse <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
According to bib formats<>, encoding level "J" is for a deleted record. But see OCLC# 857110256 (Origins of Palestinian art, 2013) has an 042 lcccopycat, an lccn (2014453369<tel:%282014453369>), and 128 holdings attached to it. I can't find any other records for this work in OCLC. Can anyone explain why the encl is set to J, and would it be possible for a BIBCO library to recode it to Blank?

The last edit to this record (of course I have no idea what it could have been) was performed on Feb. 2nd, 2016.

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